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Ro Rock

well ell Rockwell Ro Rockwe Extra Bold 72pt

Regular 72pt

Rockwell Regular 30pt

Regular 48pt

Italic 48pt

Rockwell Regular 100pt

Rockwell

Rockwell

Bold Italic 36pt

Rockwell Rock Regular 48pt

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Regular 48pt

Rockwell

Italic 36pt


ockwell Rockwell kwell Rockwell Rockw Bold 30pt

Bold 30pt

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ell

Italic 72pt

Rockwell Regular 30pt

Rockwell

Ro Regular 100pt

Rockwe Extra Bold 48pt

R

Bold Italic 30pt

Rockwel kwell Rockw Rockwell Regular 48pt

Bold 48pt

Regular 48pt

Bold Italic 48pt


W


k

RC WE O

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Rockwell Extra Bold 72pt

T


Rockwell Bold 24pt

7-9 10-11 12-13 14-15

Alphabet History Quote Quote

TABLE OF


Rockwell Extra Bold 50pt

Rockwell Bold 50pt

Rockwell Bold Italic 50pt

Rockwell Regular 50pt

Rockwell Italic 50pt

ABCD IJKLM RSTUV abcd ijklm rstuv 12345


EFGH NOPQ VWXYZ efgh nopq wxyz 67890


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Rockwell Bold 9 pt

ockwell is a serif typeface belonging to the classification slab serif, or Egyptian, where the serifs are unbracketed and similar in weight to the horizontal strokes of the letters. The typeface was designed at the Monotype foundry’s in-house design studio in 1934. The project was supervised by Frank Hinman Pierpont. Slab serifs are similar in form and in typographic voice to realist sans-serifs like Akzidenz Grotesk or Franklin Gothic. Rockwell is geometric, its upper- and lowercase O more of a circle than an ellipse. A serif at the apex of uppercase A is distinct. The lowercase a is two-story, somewhat incongruous for a geometrically drawn typeface. Because of its monoweighted stroke, Rockwell is used primarily for display rather than lengthy bodies of text. Rockwell is based on an earlier, more condensed slab serif design called Litho Antique. The 1933

Rockwell


Rockwell Regular 9pt

design for Monotype was supervised by Frank Hinman Pierpont. The Guinness World Records used Rockwell in some of their early-1990’s editions. Informational signage at Expo 86 made extensive use of the Rockwell typeface. Docklands Light Railway also used a bold weight of this typeface in the late 1980’s and early ‘90s. The New York Times uses a similar typeface, Stymie Extra Bold, for the headlines and some other typographical uses in its Sunday magazine. The letterform of Stymie Extra Bold’s lower-case “t” is highly geometrical, whereas Rockwell’s Extra Bold has a rounded letterform. The ascender of the Rockwell “t” is also cut at a sharp angle not to be found in the Stymie typeface.

History


Extra Bold 48pt


“ YOURSELF “

t

Regular 30pt

Bold Italic 30pt

First you have to love


Italic 30pt

If you can’t love yo how can you lov

SOMEONE EL


ourself ve

Regular 30pt

Bold 30pt

Extra Bold 36pt

LSE ?

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Ro Rock

well ell Rockwell Ro Rockwe Extra Bold 72pt

Regular 72pt

Rockwell Regular 30pt

Regular 48pt

Italic 48pt

Rockwell Regular 100pt

Rockwell

Rockwell

Bold Italic 36pt

Rockwell Rock Regular 48pt

Regular 48pt

Rockwell

Italic 36pt


ockwell Rockwell kwell Rockwell Rockw Bold 30pt

Bold 30pt

ockwell

ll

Italic 72pt

Rockwell Regular 30pt

Rockwell

Ro Regular 100pt

Rockwe Extra Bold 48pt

Ro

Bold Italic 30pt

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Bold 48pt

Regular 48pt

Bold Italic 48pt


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